The Stargazer (Tipsheet) – 02/16/19
Thanks for reading The Stargazer, your quick look inside some of the most anticipated G1 races of the weekend. This week, we’ll be focusing on the Jai Alai Park Turf down in Florida and the San Francisco Captain Handicap in California.
(Post Time 3:00pm EST)
$750,000 G1 The Jai Alai Park Turf, 4yr olds+
11 Furlongs – Firm Turf
#1 HATE MY BOSS 11-1 • Drop and pop last out going 2 miles. Comes from the clouds, so will need a solid pace duel.
#2 BARB’S SCAR 11-1 • Been bringing in the checks, but last win was back in March of 2018. Battle tested!
#3 STABBING SILENCE 7-1 • World traveler that took a local stakes win last out. From an elite barn, don’t overlook.
#4 CLASH OF BATTLE 10-1 • One of two non-stakes winners in the field. Been good on turf but this is a huge leap.
#5 THE EXTREME 11-1 • Won the G2 At Night Cap last out here in Florida. Got a freshening and is in top form now.
#6 STARS MIGHT SHINE 8-1 • Looking for back-to-back wins in this race. Didn’t fire in the soggy BB. Fresh and ready!
#7 SILVANO HEIGHTS 7-1 • Found wet surfaces in 2 of last 3. The footing here gives him a chance. Must stalk leader.
#8 WENTY’S CHARM 11-1 • Still eligible for NW3L. Been putting up big SP numbers recently but with limited success.
#9 CINNAMON LV 5-1 • Threw in a clunker last out, now freshened. 2 wins and a 2nd from three G1’s before that. Huge!
#10 WAKINASTY 9-1 • Ships in from SAF after failing in a local champ stakes. Reeled in 3 straight wins before that.
#11 FINKE DAIMLER 10-1 • Was red hot early last year. Hasn’t been himself recently and not expecting the turn today.
#12 RUNNING ON EVIL 6-1 • The clear speed! If unchallenged, he could be waltzing home in the final stages. Respect!
Wizard Selections: 12 – 9 – 5 – 6
(Post Time 2:30pm EST)
$750,000 San Francisco Captain Handicap, 4yr olds+
12 Furlongs – Firm Turf
#1 THE NEVER LANDS 12-1 • Woke up last out after several disappointing efforts. Up in class, back to falling behind.
#2 FRANKLY SCARY 7-1 • Your BB Turf winner! Took a step backward last out in the ASR Champ Day. Needs rebound
#3 DARIEL 9/2 • Has all the accolades, just needs to regain form. No wins since an allowance back in February of 2018.
#4 GOTNODIME 11-1 • Won last out after leaving stakes company. Queen’s Dish winner needs to find some ’18 magic.
#5 BYRON BEACHSHARK 12-1 • Got his first stakes win last out. Up the class ladder to find a much tougher bunch.
#6 ZABLINGTON 6-1 • Frontrunner type that has seemed to lose some stamina recently. Comes in off 4 month break.
#7 YOU GOT LEAKED 7-1 • Strong closer rallied too late last out after being behind 22+ lengths. Must stay in touch.
#8 TAL COAT 6-1 • Will have to hustle to get up front with #6 and #9 pushing him. Needs to find stamina to last.
#9 SIEVERT 7-1 • Should be an amazing duel to the front with Tal Coat to his inside. Faded badly in last graded event.
#10 PIVOT TO THE RIGHT 16-1 • Lost last 4 races by a combined 78¼ lengths. Unless he was tanking, no chance here
#11 BOLDEN BIDDER 6-1 • Improving steadily in every race. Took the G1 LA Turf Cup last out. May get jump on deep closers
Wizard Selections: 11 – 7 – 2 – 3